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Irish speaker/writer; tech, politics + the future. Hope's not a 'nice to have'. It's our moral duty.
May 27, 2018 8 tweets 3 min read
To UK ppl talking about Irish vote to #repealthe8th and #brexitshambles, why UK referendums either sink without trace or create massive, unintended geopolitical self-harm: Ireland preps for years, UK turns up at the marathon starting line in novelty costume with no training 1/n Irish ppl voted on specific change to written constitution, based on a fair idea of what the enacting legislation would be.

Brexit: open-ended question, little discussion of how it would work, no enacting legislation, no clear way to interpret result vis a vis Parliament.
Jan 27, 2018 7 tweets 3 min read
When @RosariaTaddeo and I co-teach cybersecurity ethics and policy, we sometimes reference where US techs pledged to act ethically on personal data collection and misuse by the state. The weird thing is ... 1/ Many people think ethical action in tech work is either 0 or 100. If something questionable is going on re. cyber-security and ethics, there are just two options: You're either a whistle-blowing, unemployable super-hero, or you do and say absolutely nothing. 2/